Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
I am looking forward to our pond freezing hard enough to actually go skating on it soon.Although,I must confess it is a long time since I actually went skating.I was joking with a friend yesterday that I might need to borrow a walker to push on the ice for awhile first to get my confidence back before doing a  fancy pirouette!
We lost most of our Christmas snow but still have a little.It is going to rain for a couple of days though.
I will share my hot white chocolate with you-it is a yummy treat on a winter day.


Whenever,I saw this mug at the thrift shop,I knew it would look pretty in this setting.
The pretty red pillow and blanket also were thrift shop finds. The chair and the old wire basket were roadside finds that I had to rescue.
Grap a pair of cozy hand knit mitts to keep your hands warm and enjoy the fresh air.It will put some pink roses on your cheeks and make you feel better too!



Thank you to all who have stopped in to visit,left sweet comments or sent me lovely emails throughout the past year-you encourage me to keep trying to bring a little pleasure to all of you who take time out of your busy day to visit. I wish you all peace,hope,love and joy in this New Year of 2012!

I am joining Hakan for his New Year's Party at Rose Garden in Malevik today.

Blessings,
Carolyn

47 comments:

Michaela said...

Happy new year for you!Michaela

jill said...

Hi,I have followed you for a while now but dont think I have commented before,Happy new year to you and your family may it bring you peace happiness and good health.Love Jill xx

Mieke'S said...

Nice pictures.
Happy New Year!
Greetings mieke's

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Your setting is delightful, warm and inviting...soooo pretty and well thought out...Have a Happy New Year...come for a visit...phyllis

lavendel mio said...

WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Beautiful red posts, I liked the chair and the curve very much:)
I look forward to following you in 2012:)
Hug Hanne

Leslie's Garden said...

How fun to sit a bit in the snow and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. What a lovely setting! Makes me wish for some snow way down here in Georgia. Maybe we'll get a dusting this year, I hope! If we do I'll want to remember this and try to replicate as best I can!

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

I have just joined your blog and have been enjoying your photos of your beautiful home immensely! Happy New Year and I look forward to another year of your gorgeous photos!

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Een heel gelukkig nieuwjaar en een goede gezondheid!! Dank voor je mooie foto's.
lieve groet, Marja

Linda said...

A Happy and Blessed New Year to you, Andrew and your entire family from your biggest fans in Newfoundland!

Linda and Midge
XO

Barb and Dell said...

The setting looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and gardens with us. Your photos are gorgeous.
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Healthy New Year.
Barb

podso said...

Like your burlap background, Carolyn. A walker sounds like a great idea for a way to freshen up your skating skills! I must admit from time to time I don't mind leaning on my mother's walker! Thanks for your lovely and inspiring blog. All the best wishes for the new year!

Dotsie

Camille said...

Thank you for all the beautiful posts this year, Carolyn. I am so blessed to have found your blog.
Wishing you a New Year of love, joy and peace ~

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Happy New Year to you hope 2012 is a wonderful one for you, I love hot chocolate during winter. Love the photos you have shared with us they are just so beautiful.......

La Table De Nana said...

Perfection again:) All the very best to you and ALL of yours in 2012~

Tout est beau chez toi.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Absolutely stunning!
...your pictures are so so beautiful and delightful! I'm going to save some in my computer, if you don't mind :)

Happy New Year from Australia♥

Gina said...

Beautiful pictures!

Happy New Year to you!

Linda said...

Oh what a lovely setting Carolyn.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Mały biały domek said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Pétales de fées said...

Bonne et très heureuse année à toi et à tous ceux que tu aimes !

It's All Connected said...

I seem to say "lovely" to every post. But, lovely once again! ~ Maureen

martha said...

Happy New Year to you and yours....Looking forward to a new year and all the blessings God will shower upon us...thank you for the lovely photos of your outdoor sitting area...it is very inviting.

Lavender Cottage said...

Happy New Year Carolyn.
The walker sounds funny. I bought a pair of skates a couple of years ago and got some without picks as I thought I might kill myself with them. They look like feminine hockey skates and are blue. No fancy moves from me though and I skate slow. :-)
Judith

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! I am not surprised you don't have any snow as we hardly have an inch here in Saskatchewan. I am sure hoping we don't pay for this lovely December weather in January. Your post today is so beautiful in the winter garden.. love the reds! Take care my PEI friend.. I look forward to following you on life's journey in 2012.

Wanda

Blooming Rose Musings said...

It is so lovely to see a bit of snow. Your photos are wonderful and perfect to welcome a New Year.
Happy New Year wishes from southern California!
Bonne Annee!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love ice skating. Happy New Year Carolyn!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

thesimpledaze said...

I have been visiting your post every day since you won cottage of the month. You have inspired me so.I have just started decorating cottage style in the last 6 months use to be very primitive.Since visiting you daily I now want to start collecting dishes,lace,and lots of shades of white.Happy New Year to you and your family and please keep posting many of us look so forward to seeing you and all your talents.Thanks again Judy

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Happy New Year!
Markus

Asht said...

Happy new year
Your blog is wonderful !!!

Edyta said...

Happy New Year, Carolyn !
I wish you much health and love.I am very happy that I found your blog - it is wonderful.

Best regards from Poland
Edyta

PS.

Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...

Happy New year Carolyn!!! :)

Rita M said...

Happy New Year Caroline, I wish you and your family peace,hope,love and good healt in this New Year!!
I love those findings and the red mug fits really well with.

Hugs & love,
Rita

~~loraine living~~ said...

Best wishes for 2012!
Nice to see the snow at your beautiful pictures, we still haven't any unfortunately.
I follow along, greetings Diana

Rowan said...

What fantastic photographs - they lift the spirits with all the wonderful reds and the white hot chocolate sounds delicious. Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, I would need a walker too, if I should dare to try skating again! What a lovely festive setting you have created . . . Wishing you the Happiest of New Years! May all your family become stronger and full of good health. Here is to seeing more of your magical touch in 2012. Warm Regards, Carol

A Cottage Muse said...

This looks like a beautiful spot!
The red makes it so inviting ~ off to pin!

Cottage Rose said...

Happy New Year Carolyn; I never tire of looking at your lovely garden and home..... you find the most wonderful things.. maybe I need to take you with me....lol have a wonderful day...

Hugs;
Alaura

suzeeez said...

Such beautiful photos ! I love your decorated arbor :o)

Jean said...

You have such a lovely gift, thank you for sharing with all of us. I sense calmness and peacefulness when I visit your blog. Happy New year to you and your family.

Катерина К said...

Dear Carolyn. Your photos are always inspiring and stylish. I wish you happy new year!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! Your pictures are so bright and pretty. Love the red berries and greenery decorating everything. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Belle année chère Carolyn. Mille bisous!!!

wolfsrosebud said...

beautiful photos... the red so intense... it looks like you had fun

amaggie said...

Each new year is an opportunity to start something again ...
Like every month, every day, every hour and second.
Every moment ...

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year Carolyn! Lovely photos - beautiful finds! I wish you the most delightsome New Year! Kathy

Willow said...

Beautiful photos. Happy New Year.

Fróni said...

Happy New Year!!!♥

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Happy new year Carolyn. I am not a red person, but you make red look lovely, like all the other vignettes you create!